Rob Ford Fired

What Went Wrong for Rob Ford?

Deborah Nixon | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Deborah Nixon

The outcome was inevitable and predictable. Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was found in contravention of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. Whether one is a supporter of Ford or not, Justice Charles Hackland's decision reinforces the importance of two issues -- governance and trust. What went wrong in this scenario?

Media Bites: Maybe Rob Ford Should Run for the Green Party

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg If you're from some non-Toronto region of this country, you may best know Mayor Rob Ford as that guy who stars in all the breathlessly outraged stories your hipster Ontario friends post on Facebook -- not anymore. On Monday he was removed from office. Perhaps he should consider running for the Green Party. By my estimation we can thus anticipate a Green majority government sometime around... 6632 A.D.

Rob Ford Says Sorry

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A contrite Rob Ford finally apologized Tuesday to those who don't like the way he handled his conflict of interest situation, but said he wo...

He's Not The Only Mayor In Trouble

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been ordered out of office after being found guilty of breaking conflict of interest rules, but he's not the only...

Rob Ford Didn't Deserve to Be Fired

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

Mr. Ford should not be treated differently than anyone else. I am not implying that he should be above the law. We should be fair when applying the severity of our legal system. Other politicians who have been involved in much more serious offences should have been treated as such. With respect, I consider the sentence against Rob Ford to be a little too harsh.

Why We Owe Rob Ford a Big "Thank You"

Katie Heindl | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Katie Heindl

Ever since that first tender cry of Rob Ford, a sound that can only be described as a siren being sped up through a yak bak repeated by a smarmy parrot yelling at you through an intercom -- shrill and persistent and hammering down on your senses -- we were suddenly all awake, galvanized to this frothing renegade on our radar. Everything he did was newsworthy, on all the national front pages. The whole country was paying attention to Toronto, some saying we finally got what we deserved. Ford was, in his own fumbling toward ecstasy sort of way, successfully rallying the entire country.

Ten Lessons I Learned From Rob Ford

Josh Bowman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Josh Bowman

On November 26, 2012, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was found guilty of breaking provincial conflict of interest law, and has been ordered to leave the mayoral office in 14 days. He can and will appeal the ruling, and likely will. Here are some of the lessons I have learned from the troubled and short reign of mayor Rob Ford.

Toronto Musicians Tweet About Rob Ford's Ouster

Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Music

Musician, they're just like us -- at least when it comes to their opinions on today's surprise firing of Toronto mayor Rob Ford for ethics violations....

Rob Ford: Master of His Own Demise

Nikki Thomas | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Nikki Thomas

On November 11, 2012, Rob Ford was officially removed from office for violating the Municipal Conflict-of-Interest Act. A humble leader would have simply paid back the money before it became an issue. A careful leader would have taken the time to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations, before taking the highest office in the city. Rob Ford has truly been the master of his own demise, and his pathetic downfall was not due to any left-wing conspiracy -- it was simply the last, wheezing gasp of a mayor who tried to do one too many end-runs around the rules.

Rob Ford Gets the Boot and a City Reacts

Devon Murphy | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Devon Murphy

A court ruling booted Rob Ford from his job as Toronto Mayor, declaring he violated the Municipal Conflict-of-Interest Act. In just another example of Ford putting football before politics, the charge arose because of a council vote to recommend Ford repay donations he solicited for his private football foundation using official city letterhead. Many Toronto citizens (and a particular media outlet) have a contentious relationship with Ford, whether it be over his decision to repeatedly ditch the city's gay pride parade, his questionable driving habits, or his explosive temper. While some may be mourning, many more are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Here are some reactions.

A Look Back At Rob Ford's Career As Toronto Mayor In Outfits

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Being the mayor of a city is never easy: you're expected to straddled the wishes of your constituents with the needs of Council. But it's also a chall...

Twitter Goes Crazy Over Rob Ford's Removal

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is losing his job thanks to a court ruling finding he violated conflict of interest rules. Twitter users, who have long play...

Booted From Office

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Politics

A court ruling has removed Rob Ford from his job as Toronto's mayor. Ford was found to have violated the Municipal Conflict-of-Interest Act by Ont...

It's An Issue of Precedent, Mr. Ford

Mark Crowley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Crowley

The latest in the lawsuit that alleges that Mr. Ford broke the Municipal Conflict-of-Interest Act (MCIA) for voting to let himself not be charged for failing to repay $3,150 in improper donations to his football foundation is just bizarre. I really don't like the precedent of letting this go if Ford does end up using the "honest mistake" defence.

Key Points In Case To Remove Rob Ford

CBC | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will testify in court Wednesday about allegations he violated conflict of interest rules when he spoke and participated in a co...